Some postures that are usually very frustrating for me went well. I actually got completely into the second posture, Pada Hastasana (Hands to Feet pose), right off the bat! I can NEVER seem to get remotely close to having my stomach on my thighs or face on my shins, even in the second set.
|Hands to Feet Pose|
Others I did better than usual: Dadayamana-Janushirasana (Standing Head to Knee!) and Dadayamana-Bibkhaktapada-Paschimottanasana (Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose).
|Standing Head to Knee Pose|
|Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose|
It didn't seem unbearably hot at any point, and I didn't sweat as much as I usually do, which could be quantified as POURING.
I felt relaxed about my practice. My ambition took a backseat to a sense of serenity. It was a really good feeling.
I wonder how much difference that made to the perceived difficulty of my class?
Perhaps I was simply more flexible and low-key because I've only run twice since my PR at Marine Corps Marathon.
Early in my Bikram practice I read that in order to run efficiently, you need a certain degree of tightness in your hamstrings. Therefore, serious runners will never be completely supple in Bikram class. Anyone else heard that?